Please Do Not Fix The Net

This is a real embarrassment to the high-tech community. A group of semi-monopolies have banded together to pressure Congress to freeze the architecture of the Internet where it is today. They’ve got a blog replete with hysteria and panic (nothing new there) and are running ads. The culprits include Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, eBay, and Amazon.

In a way, this all makes sense: if you’re a dominant player, you don’t want the market to change. And if you’re not, perhaps you do.

So let me just toss this out: does Microsoft want more competition in the OS business, or does Google want more competition in the search business? I think we all know the answer to that.

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